I am not a big fan of group riding, sorry. Someone usually screws up somehow trying to "be like Nicky." I haven't crashed in about 15 years and I ride every day, I think part of it is just that I am much more aware of all the other traffic when I am solo. I would like to start back touring and camping but that will probably be with my wife. It's not just the sportbikers screwing up in the group rides, the Harley and Goldwing folks screw up as well. Keep the dirty side down, remember. I don't mind rendezvous with other riders but would rather ride there solo. Peace, Curtis.